Lincoln elementary students and Gov. Jim Pillen celebrate Nebraska’s 156th birthday

Lincoln, Neb. (KLKN) — Gov. Jim Pillen celebrated Nebraska’s 156 birthday with students and staff at Morley Elementary School in Lincoln.

Upon his arrival on Wednesday, students greeted Pillen with a song celebrating Nebraska.

Then the governor spoke with students about all the things that, in his eyes, make this state great.

When asked their favorite things about Nebraska, students said things like the people and the nature throughout the state.

Pillen mirrored that sentiment when one student, Stella, asked the governor to list three things that he loves about the state.

Pillen responded, “Our people, our land and our water.”

He went on to explain the importance of the Ogallala Aquifer and how the Sandhills make that natural resource possible.

To end the assembly, Morley Elementary students and staff joined the governor in singing “Happy Birthday” to the state.

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